OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE JUSTICE BEAT RADIO SHOW
LAUNCHING MLK HOLIDAY - JANUARY 20, 2020
Dedicated to the 1 in 3 Men and Women Touched by Incarceration
In its 2013 State of the News Media Report, Pew Research
Center reports one of the biggest threats to AM/FM news
is web-based listening, and that is where most of the
growth is. Roughly 4 out of 10 people (39%) listen to online
audio monthly, according to Arbitron, and 3 out of 10
people (29%) listen at least once a week.2
Listeners are not necessarily bound to hearing regular news as they would be on terrestrial radio.
Access date: 9/21/15
ABOUT THE JUSTICE BEAT
The purpose of the Justice Beat: Let’s Talk Smart!TM”, an internet-based radio project, is to establish a central communication outlet to harness and shape an accurate narrative of intersectional injustices using the agility of
multimedia platforms to educate, engage, inspire, mobilize and invoke change with impacted stakeholder groups and across the justice system landscape.
Individuals most impacted by unequal, unjust, unfair, systems are persons of brown hue representing varying ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. People of color
currently make up over 36 percent of the U.S. population, 25% of the criminal justice population but own just over 7 percent of radio licenses and 3 percent of TV licenses
in the United States today.
As a result of media consolidation, 90 percent of all we see, hear or read comes from a handful of privately owned corporations. Radio stations are the easiest point of entry upon which
to build multi-media centers that could include on-demand broadcast, internet streams, blog, public, interactive web sites, and mobile media, as well as community wireless mediums. Radio is inexpensive to
produce, free to consume, and the cost of launching is usually well within the reach of many community groups.
Justice Beat Radio Show Host
L. Elaine Sutton Mbionwu, Creator and Executive Producer
The Justice Beat
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